Spurs to Seal First-Leg Advantage

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Tottenham look set to continue their winning ways in the Europa League but it could be a tougher night for Rangers and Manchester United.

Harry Kane and Gareth Bale both found the back of the net for Tottenham against Crystal Palace on Sunday.

Tottenham will be hoping to maintain their perfect home record in the Europa League when they host Dinamo Zagreb in the last-16 on Thursday.

Home Comforts Key for Tottenham

After a mixed run at home at the turn of the year, which saw Spurs win two, lose two and draw one across all competitions, they have steadied the ship over recent weeks.

They welcome Dinamo Zagreb to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium off the back of four successive victories and look set to seal a fifth on Thursday.

Spurs’ Europa League campaign started back in September and they have barely put a foot wrong, winning nine of their 11 matches to date.

Each of their five fixtures at home have ended in victory and that trend looks set to continue in the 20:00 kick-off in north London.

The Croatian champions topped their group, avoiding defeat, but Tottenham, who are priced at 15/4 to win the competition outright, offer a completely different challenge.

Backing the Spurs win doesn’t offer a huge amount of value so it’s worth adding over 2.5 goals in the match, available at 1/1.

Jose Mourinho’s men have impressed in front of goal at home in recent weeks, scoring four goals in each of their last three across all competitions, while over 2.5 goals has landed in four out of five home games for Tottenham in the Europa League.

Celebrations Could Cost Rangers

The 17:55 clash between Slavia Prague and Rangers is an interesting affair and form would suggest the Scottish outfit deserve support to win the away leg.

However, after winning the Scottish Premiership title and enjoying the celebrations at the weekend, a below-par performance could potentially be on the cards.

Slavia Prague are yet to lose at home in the Europa League this season, winning three and drawing one, and they can be taken on at 7/5 to get a win in this first-leg tie.

They earned impressive victories over Bayer Leverkusen and Nice during the group stage and managed to hold Leicester to a draw at home before winning at the King Power Stadium in the round of 32.

It’s also worth dipping into the both teams to score market with ‘Yes’ available at 20/21.

Rangers have netted 20 goals in six away Europa League engagements this term, while Slavia, who sealed a 10-3 triumph in the MOL Cup earlier this month, have found the back of the net in 14 of their last 15 at home in all competitions.

Milan Too Big to Ignore

AC Milan travel to Manchester United at 17:55 in arguably the tie of the round, although both clubs are missing several key players.

United have confirmed Marcus Rashford and Edinson Cavani are unavailable so Anthony Martial is likely to play through the middle.

Milan hitman Zlatan Ibrahimovic misses out against his former club due to a thigh problem, while Theo Hernandez, Ismael Bennacer, Hakan Calhanoglu, Ante Rebic and Mario Mandzukic are sidelined.

The Red Devils are unbeaten in five at home in all competitions, although they were held to a goalless draw when they hosted Real Sociedad in the previous round.

That should offer hope to Milan, who are title contenders in Serie A and have only lost two of their 20 away fixtures this term, winning 15 times.

It’s a game that could quite easily go either way and the value really lies with a Milan victory at 5/1.

*All odds correct at time of writing

Bobbie is a big football fan across all levels, and he also has an impressive background in martial arts and is a regular provider of quality boxing and UFC content.

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